Pumpkin Badge Meeting Plan

Pumpkin Badge Meeting Plan

Pumpkin Badge Meeting Plan by Sara Rauta You can find the Pumpkin Badge here.   Opening Activity Color pictures of pumpkins or draw your own pumpkins until everyone arrives. (10 mins)   Flag Ceremony Present the colors, Pledge and Promise. (5 mins)   Circle Time Learn a pumpkin song, such as the one below. (optional requirement 8) Play a pumpkin game, such as the one below. (5-10 mins)   Craft Time Make paper pumpkins! We have included step-by-step instructions below. (optional requirement 7) (20 mins)                     Make Pumpkin Lapbooks. As they

Funds2Org Shoe Drive Fundraiser

  Funds2Orgs can help you raise funds for your troop by simply collecting gently worn, used and new shoes. They are Florida based but work throughout 48 states. They pay troops $0.40 per pound for all pairs of gently worn shoes, whether used or new. There are never any out of pocket expenses for the troop, and they send their trucks to pick up so there is no need to ship anything. If you are interested in participating or learning more about this fundraising opportunity, follow this link here: https://funds2orgs.com/ You can also contact Tom Henderson by email at tom@funds2orgs.com

Frontier Girls is Invited to the Ballet!

Frontier Girls is Invited to the Ballet!

Moscow Ballet invites Frontier Girls from all over the USA to many performances of its magical Great Russian Nutcracker.  These shows feature beautiful, professional dancers and stunning backdrops and costumes.  Attend one of these shows and deepen your appreciation for dance, art, and athleticism.  Groups of 25 or more are invited to meet a ballerina!! Gather fellow Frontier Girls, friends, and family to get the best prices on great seats today!  Call the official Group Sales Department at Moscow Ballet to place an order for your troop with exclusive discounts: 1-800-320-1733 or email Bobbie at bobbie@nutcracker.com. 2016 PERFORMANCE MARKETS AND

Scout Days at Medieval Times!

Scout Days at Medieval Times!

Submitted by Medieval Times: Hello My Lords and Ladies in Scouting! HEAR YE, HEAR YE! I am excited to announce that Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC is hosting Scout Appreciation Days at the Castle again this upcoming year! The matinee show features the ancient ‘Code of Chivalry’ and how it relates to being a good citizen in modern-day life. It teaches the importance of being trustworthy, helpful, courteous, and kind to others – despite their differences or their position in life. Afterward, you and your scouts will witness a Medieval tournament while enjoying a feast fit

A Letter to Leaders

A Letter to Leaders

A Letter to Leaders from Katie Lundquist Leaders – Just wanted to share our plan for our troop to do the Higher Awards in case anyone else could benefit from it. One of the things I do is hand out the level appropriate Quick Reference Sheet every time a girl registers or levels up. I go over the sheet with them briefly so they know what awards are available. I also talk up the Awards frequently during meetings and Courts of Awards and have girls that have earned them show them off during our Circle Time talks. I have been using

Check Out YOUCave!

Check Out YOUCave!

Check Out YouCave!   “Youth Opportunities Underground (YOUCave) is a nonprofit corporation that helps youth groups and youth organizations develop, plan and carry out a cave exploring related program. Most youth groups don’t think about cave exploration as an activity they can use in their programs. Of those groups that do, most of them realize how difficult caving is going to be and abandon the idea. The youth groups that do go caving either find someone that can take them or try to do it on their own. The later has the potential for disaster as the leaders may not

About the Service Flag

About the Service Flag   The Service flag is an official banner authorized by the Department of Defense for display by families who have members serving in the Armed Forces during any period of war or hostilities the United States may be engaged in for the duration of such hostilities. The history of the Service flag is as patriotic and touching as the symbolism each star represents in the families that display them. The Service flag (also called the blue star flag) was designed and patented by World War I Army Captain Robert L. Queissner of the 5th Ohio Infantry

Snow Badge Meeting Plan

Snow Badge Meeting Plan

Snow Badge Meeting Plan by Katie Lundquist You can find the Snow Badge here.   Opening Activity Ideas include: Dress-for-the-weather relay/game; make tied fleece blankets for charity; provide snowflake coloring pages or a “make-your-own-snowflake” craft area. (10 min)(Eagle requirement 2 or optional requirement 18)   Flag Ceremony Present the colors, Pledge, and Promise. (5 min)   Circle Time “Talking” portion of the badge requirements. (10 min) Suggestions include: Read a picture book. We suggest Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Penguin requirements 1-2; Otter requirement 2; Dolphin requirement 1-2; Butterfly requirement 1-2; optional requirement 4) Learn a song or poem about

Planets Badge Meeting Plan

Planets Badge Meeting Plan

Planets Badge Meeting Plan By Katie Lundquist   You can find the Planets Badge here.   MEETING 1 Opening Activity Have a table or two set with planetary coloring pages and books from the library on planets. This could be your opening activity while you wait for everyone to show up. (10 min) (Partial #13)   Flag Ceremony Present the colors, Pledge, and Promise. (5 min)   Circle Time Introduce your topic and tell your troop about the field trip (planetarium, space discovery center, air & space museum, astronomy night at the park are all great options!) (#10 when completed).

2016 Frontier Girls Scholarship Award Winners

2016 Frontier Girls Scholarship Award Winners

2016 Scholarship Winners by Kerry Cordy Every year Frontier Girls offers three continuing education scholarships to girls ages 16-22.  To qualify, the girls need to have earned either the Eagle/Owl WOW! Award, Diamond/Grey Diamond Award, or both the WOW! and Gem award.  Very few girls have ever accomplished this feat, but this year we had more entries then ever before.  I am so impressed with the hard work these girls put in and the impact that they have made on their communities and troops.  We take a lot of different things into consideration when deciding who to award the scholarships